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Classy, simple, accurate
on September 22, 2011
First of all, it's a Seiko. That's a name with a well-earned reputation. It's a classy, wear-anywhere watch. This is a solar watch, something Seiko has been manufacturing since 1977, long before Citizen started pushing its "eco-drive" watches (my wife has one of those, by the way, so I'm not knocking them). The Amazon price is half what my local store charges. The watch is easy enough to set up; being quartz, it keeps perfect time, even if it's not a "chronograph." The first couple of days, as it's storing up a long-term charge, the second hand will move two seconds at a clip to let you know it's still charging. When it goes second by second, it's fully charged. I had to shorten the wristband myself, which is simple, but it's still challenging to actually execute. I used a thumbtack to push in the pins - it takes some pressure to remove them (in the direction of the arrow on the inside of the band). I love the push-button lock on the wristband; it's very flexible, so it lies flat when you take the watch off. The day-date window is legible; it couldn't be larger without enlarging the watch itself, which wouldn't be good. I like the size and the style; it's not obvious on my wrist - like I said, it's classy. The crystal is hardened so it's scratch-resistant, as well as water-resistant. It's relatively thin so it doesn't bulge out from my wrist. It's much lighter and thinner than my old Pulsar (Seiko's economy line). Bottom line: I'm delighted with it.